CINCINNATI -- In five road starts entering Saturday, Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu was winless this season. Ryu found the perfect team to remedy that problem in the Reds. A 10-2 Dodgers victory at Great American Ball Park gave Cincinnati its season-high eighth straight loss. The Reds are also a big league-worst 3-14 vs. left-handed starters in 2017.
Bolstering Ryu was a five-run top of the third inning and an afternoon that included four Dodgers home runs. It was a 1-1 game in the third inning when Chris Taylor hit a two-run double to the left-field wall against Reds starter Asher Wojciechowski before homers followed from Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson.
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Wojciechowski was done after 2 1/3 innings with six runs (five earned), five hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Reliever Austin Brice gave up two runs over 3 1/3 innings of long relief, including Yasiel Puig's leadoff homer to center field in the top of the sixth. Puig added another leadoff homer to the left-field upper deck against Jake Buchanan in the eighth inning.
Ryu finished with two earned runs and eight hits over five innings while walking two and striking out seven. A bases-loaded walk with no outs to Eugenio Suarez made it a 6-2 game in the third but the Reds couldn't make it close again.
The Dodgers, who are 5-0 vs. the Reds in the season series with one game left, have won eight of their last nine games since June 7.
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Back-to-back jacks: Two runs had already scored in the third inning when Bellinger and Pederson effectively blew open the game. Bellinger hit his 19th homer of the season, a two-run shot to right field on a Wojciechowski first pitch. Pederson followed by tattooing a 1-2 pitch into the right-field seats for his second homer in two days.
Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.
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